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Christian McBride (right) with Peter Martin at KPLU.

Watch Christian McBride: The Bass Boss Jazz24

June 14, 2012 – The "go-to" jazz bassist dishes on his mentor, Ray Brown, and performs with pianist Peter Martin. Jazz24

Jazz bassist Christian McBride has just released two albums — a set of intimate duets called Conversations with Christian and a big-band affair called The Good Feeling.

Read Christian McBride: Tackling Two Sides Of Jazz At Once

December 10, 2011 – The jazz bassist just released two albums — a set of intimate duets and a splashy big-band affair.


Ted Nash

Listen Ted Nash On Piano Jazz

July 9, 2010 – Nash performs tunes inspired by Matisse and Monet in a session from Piano Jazz.


Christian McBride performs at the Detroit International Jazz Festival.

Read Christian McBride And Inside Straight On JazzSet WBGO

December 15, 2011 – The bassist's five-piece band plays to thousands of people outdoors in Detroit. WBGO


Listen Christian McBride On Piano Jazz

December 4, 2009 – The frequent Piano Jazz sideman brings his bass in for his own session with Marian McPartland.


Listen 'The Movement Revisited' Pays Tribute To King

January 18, 2009 – Hear bassist and composer Christian McBride's musical tribute to the civil-rights leader.


Read The Year In Jazz: Best CDs Of 2008 WBGO

November 25, 2008 – This year's best jazz albums encourage enthusiasm and optimism about the state of music. WBGO

Listen Kennedy Center Celebrates The Trumpet WBGO

July 31, 2008 – Hear lively performances by Terell Stafford, Wallace Roney, and bassist Christian McBride. WBGO


Listen For Senor Blues: A Horace Silver Tribute

June 20, 2008 – Bassist Christian McBride put together a group of Silver's colleagues to salute the great pianist.


Read Christian McBride Band at the Kennedy Center WBGO

August 2, 2007 – Bassist Christian McBride performs with his band at the Kennedy Center in concert. WBGO

Listen Be Cool

January 22, 2007 – Jazz bassist Christian McBride believes being cool leads to a longer, happier and productive life.


Listen Bassist Christian McBride, Plying the Bottom Groove

April 11, 2006 – The bassist describes his instrument as a "house on stage. You feel it more than you hear it."


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